Friday, 16 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
While playing waiting for the right light for a shot last night i realized i had never messed around with manipulating the focal plane on large format cameras... This suddenly struck that i could do the whole 'it looks tiny' thing PROPERLY! No digital manipulation just pure, hard, large format colour film. Beautiful. I whacked in the 6x8cm roll film holder and got this little beaut of the train station in Plymouth. Even though loads of people do it, its nice to do it BIG. Pretty cool ey?
Friday, 9 October 2009
Yesterday was a turning point. I shot my first two colour large format images. But hear me out, this wasn't just the cheapest colour sheet film i could find, it was Kodak Portra 160NC. The most epic colour film alive (even though it does cost £3.50 a sheet + processing). Here they are anyway pretty untouched. Please click to view larger.
Monday, 5 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Recently browsing blogs and such i cam across a photographer called Richard Mosse. His work is incredible. His recent project was based around Sadam's palaces in Iraq and how they have been taken over by US troops. His website is www.richardmosse.com and well worth a look. This is one of my favourite shots, so simple but many small hidden meanings.
Yesterday i went out to take some test shots for my new project based around the continental ferry port in Plymouth. I am also hoping to shoot the docks in Bristol as the project progresses. Before spending about £5.50 every time i press the shutter on 5x4 colour film, i thought i would take some test shots first on medium format. I dont like 645 and slightly dislike using Bronica's but at least its a start to this project. It also gives me a little insight into what to expect when i do it on 5x4. Here are a couple of ones that look OK.